The Hindu religion has been taking a hit by opportunist Indians. The secularists have colonial hangovers and an agenda backed by the Christian missionaries, Marxists, and Islamists. Arundhati Roy and others, take pleasure in condemning the Hindu religion as the most scriptural, racist, and patriarchal. The varna ashram (a division of labor) was distorted into a caste system by the British to divide India. This tactical move was aimed at pitting one caste against the other so that the British can rule and extract the resources of the land.
In Hinduism, the varna system was a division of labor with each division given specific tasks. This distribution of labor ensured that all segments of society have different roles for the general welfare of society. One position in the caste had more to do with temperament and inclination rather than being assigned a role at birth. This division of labor explains why India never succumbed to the invaders. While Egypt and Iran were conquered by Arab hordes in less than 20 years, the Indian warrior caste resisted for more than 1000 years.
However, in the Bible and Koran, there is ample scriptural evidence of support for slavery and caste-like divisions in their society. What can be more racists than the caste system than the Abrahamic God who has a CHOSEN RACE and CHOSEN LAND? What can be more racist than the mother-of-all racism by the Muslims who claim that the infidels (non-believers, idol-worshippers) should be killed and cast in HELLFIRE. What about Saint Paul’s positions on slavery that good slaves must obey their earthly masters with deep respect and fear as they would serve Christ [ Ephesians 6:5-6 NIV]. And Noah’s curse on generations of the children of Ham / Canaan who was considered the originator of the black African race?
No matter how many times Africans and other non-Semitic/ non-Arab people change the color of Jesus’ skin who came as a colonizing god under the Europeans they cannot get rid of the basic racist underlying principles of Christianity and Islam’s own caste and color system. in Islam, there are many examples where Prophet Mohammed is known to have owned and kept slaves (around 3 dozen slaves) including black slaves. One such example is Sahih Al-Bukhari Number 6161, “Allah’s messenger was on a journey and he had a black slave called Anjasha.”
All religions were developed and tailored to satisfy their own historical environment and blue print. What makes the Abrahamic religions evil is its universal monopoly on dogmatic unchangeable colonizing ‘truths’ that gives the Christians and Muslims the conquering appetite and fervor to colonize by brutal force.
Hinduism is not a dogmatic ‘religion’ in the Abrahamic sense and does not claim a monopoly on ‘The Truth.’ Hinduism is an evolving religion and the caste system, as it exists today due to colonial influence, will soon be made irrelevant in India by education and economic standing just as it has disappeared in Trinidad, Guyana, North America, etc.
Christianity and Islam are inherently evolving and will always remain in constant wars with everyone. Any changes they have made over the years were done to save their flock from leaving especially under more modern democratic circumstances. In every country was developed to be relevant and applicable to the environment as well as culture. Hinduism is about seeking the ‘ “Truth” and not about competing for God.